Standing with the People of Flint, Michigan

RESOLUTION 16-06.23


Standing with the People of Flint, Michigan

WHEREAS Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other responsible individuals allowed untreated water to release lead contamination into the city of Flint’s water supply; and

WHEREAS this contaminated water is linked to significantly increasing levels of lead in Flint children and adults and other health issues such as skin lesions and eye irritation; the lead levels are anticipated to have irreversible health consequences, especially for children; and

WHEREAS the change in water service that led to this health disaster was justified as an emergency cost cutting measure, but it was later revealed that the cost of water treatment would have only been $100 a day;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party stands with the people of Flint, Michigan in calling for the prosecution of Governor Rick Snyder and all other individuals responsible for the gross negligence which has endangered public health by the release of lead contamination into the Flint city water supply; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be communicated to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James B. Comey and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Sponsored by LACDP

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2016 Summer Executive Board Meeting
Long Beach Convention Center

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